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There's a 'Doorway to The Underworld' in Siberia That's So Big It's Uncovered Ancient Forests

A doorway to 200,000 years ago.<p>It's no secret that Siberia's permafrost is on thin ice. Conditions are varying so much that huge holes are appearing …

Global Warming

This Is the Law That Could Take Down Trump

Bribery statutes apply to public officials. And Trump became one, says one federal prosecutor, when he became the GOP nominee. Dum-da-dum-dum.<p>It’s …

Donald Trump

How To Wear Streetwear Like A Grown-Up

Streetwear is a strange and complex beast. On the one hand, it’s disposable, obnoxious and often unflattering. On the other, Supreme – the skate …

Men's Fashion

Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain for ever, ancient DNA study shows

At least 90% of the ancestry of Britons was replaced by a wave of migrants, who arrived about 4,500 years ago, say researchers<p>The largest ever study on ancient DNA has shown that Britain was changed forever by the arrival of the Beaker folk, a wave of migrants about 4,500 years ago who brought with …

Archaeology

How archaeologists discovered an ancient Assyrian city – and lost it again

Turkey’s Ilisu dam will flood hundreds of ancient sites, including the city of Tušhan, but there is now a rich record of what will be lost<p>It’s a sad fact of archaeological life that we can often only find things when they’re about to be lost forever, but such is the unhappy marriage between rescue …

Archaeology

Part spider, part scorpion creature captured in amber

Amber mined for centuries in Myanmar for jewelry is a treasure trove for understanding the evolution of spiders and their other arachnid relatives. …

Paleontology

Archeologists used lasers to discover thousands Mayan structures in Guatemala

Extensive LiDAR scans demonstrated that the region was more densely populated than previously thought<p>Researchers have identified more than 60,000 previously unknown structures in northern Guatemala after extensive aerial LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) surveys. Their findings show that the …

Archaeology

Archeologists in Egypt discover 4,400-year-old tomb outside Cairo

The tomb was found in a wider area of Giza’s western necropolis, which is known to be home to tombs from the Old Kingdom. It likely belonged to a …

Archaeology

Mystery surrounds ancient but advanced tools found in India - Science News - ABC News

A huge haul of ancient stone tools from India has archaeologists scratching their heads over who made them.<p>Key points<p>Key points:<p>More than 7,000 stone …

Anthropology

Iconic Ancient Temple Is Latest Victim in Civil War

The temple at Ain Dara in northern Syria was severely damaged in an airstrike by Turkish forces.<p>Much of the magnificent 3,000-year-old temple of Ain Dara, with its mysterious and massive footprints and a structure that provides clues for understanding the biblical temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, …

Archaeology

Piers Morgan Interviewing Donald Trump on Climate Change Is the Lowest Circle of Hell

President Donald Trump, an area man who believes cold weather disproves the theory of climate change, granted an ITV interview on Sunday to Piers …

Donald Trump

French towns swimming in floodwaters, now rising in on Paris

PARIS (AP) — More than 200 French towns are struggling against floodwaters that have halted boat traffic in Paris, closed roads and schools and prompted the evacuation of hospitals.<p>Swollen by weeks of heavy rains, the Seine River is expected to reach its peak in the French capital late Sunday or …

France

Rare snowstorm in Saudi Arabian deserts turns sand WHITE as Middle Eastern countries hit by unusual wintry blast

Saudi Arabia has been hit by a rare snowstorm that has blanketed parts of a country known for deserts and blazing heat.<p>The Tabuk region in the north …

Weather

The Case Against Juice Is Stronger Than Ever

Juice is the health trend that just won’t go away. There’s a juicing shop on practically every city block, and everyone from your Spin instructor to …

Nutrition

5 Household Products That Are Slowly Destroying the Environment

Having a clean house is great — but a clean environment is even better.<p>Many of the household and kitchen items we use on a daily basis may seem …

An Eagle Finds His Wings Again At Astoria Wildlife Center

The bald eagle fixes one fierce eye on the meddlesome people below him.<p>He squawks at them, a plaintive and undignified sound. Then they move, and so …

Artificial reefs to boost fishing in Pulicat

In about six months, fishermen of Sathankuppam and Koraikuppam in Pulicat would be able to find their catch closer home. Artificial reefs have been …

Yemen's children face 'worst diphtheria outbreak'

International aid organisation says deaths in Yemen likely to rise as bacterial disease spreads.<p>Deaths caused by a serious bacterial infection are "likely to rise" in Yemen if a blockade imposed by a Saudi-led military coalition is not lifted, a major international charity has warned.<p>Save the …

PM to give $60m to save Great Barrier Reef

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is to unveil a multi-million-dollar plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef against mass bleaching.

Islam Teaches Us That Life Is a Test. So Is This President.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Donald Trump’s inauguration took place on a Friday, the weekly holy day for Muslims. I’d been dreading it: We would have a new president, one who had threatened to shut down mosques and bar Muslims from entering the country. I knew I had to say something to make people feel better …

Religion

Scientists worry brain-wasting ‘zombie deer’ disease could spread to humans

Deer across North America are dying from a mysterious disease that gradually destroys the animal’s nervous system.<p>And scientists are concerned that …

Hiker In County Mayo, Ireland Stumbles Upon Neolithic Burial Site With Bones Dating To 3,600 BC

In 2016, local hiker Michael Chambers was traversing the countryside of County Mayo in Ireland when he discovered human remains on a Neolithic burial …

Archaeologists Could Be Close to Finding the Tomb of King Tut’s Wife

King Tut became a household name because the teenage pharaoh’s tomb escaped the notice of looters for millennia until Egyptologist Howard Carter …

Ancient History

Battery Storage Revolution Could 'Sound the Death Knell for Fossil Fuels'

If we want to accelerate the world's renewable energy transition, we'll have to modernize the electric grid and we'll need much better batteries. …

This Year’s Meteor Showers Will Be Spectacular. Here’s How to See All of Them at Peak.

Last year was a banner year for stargazing. Between the total solar eclipse and some excellent meteor showers, there were many reasons to look …

Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'

Latest find on Cyclades’ Keros includes evidence of metal-working and suggests the beginnings of an urban centre, say archaeologists<p>More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped it into terraces …

Archaeology

Heartbreaking photos of children searching for food at a rubbish dump

Terrified by persistent Saudi-led air strikes on their home area in northwest Yemen, the Ruzaiq family packed their belongings and fled to the …

Middle East

Scientists just uncovered the cause of a massive epidemic using 500-year-old teeth

Why is it so hard to pinpoint ancient diseases?<p>Nearly 500 years ago in what we know call Mexico, a disease started rippling through the population. Red spots appeared on the skin, accompanied by wretched vomiting, bleeding from multiple orifices, and eventually, death. Combined with an invasion …

Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

This year, trucks and other heavy-duty motors in America will burn some 3 billion gallons of diesel fuel that was made from soybean oil. They're doing it, though, not because it's cheaper or better, but because they're required to, by law.<p>The law is the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS. For some, …

Untouched 'Frozen Tomb' Discovered in Siberia

Archaeologists working in southern Siberia have identified an untouched, frozen burial mound that they say might contain the graves of Scythian …